Support Groups in Saint Catharines, ON

Nova Phoenix Counselling is partnering with Breanne Rourke Music Studio. For $20.00, we are offering a 2 hour group that provides the opportunity to learn coping skills for performance anxiety (aka. stage fright) and then put the tools you've learned ...
Hosted by Nova Phoenix Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Nova Phoenix Counselling is partnering with Breanne Rourke Music Studio. For $20.00, we are offering a 2 hour group that provides the opportunity to learn coping skills for performance anxiety (aka. stage fright) and then put the tools you've learned ...
(289) 274-9463 View (289) 274-9463
Designed for First Responders experiencing workplace stress and interested in positive psychological growth, ADAPT focuses on understanding the impact of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD and building resiliency tools to help manage symptoms and adapt to the challenges in ...
Hosted by CBT Niagara (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre)
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Designed for First Responders experiencing workplace stress and interested in positive psychological growth, ADAPT focuses on understanding the impact of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD and building resiliency tools to help manage symptoms and adapt to the challenges in ...
(289) 276-1295 View (289) 276-1295
I have been teaching meditation classes for 7 years. My meditation and mindfulness groups are four week groups that run for 1.5 hours a week. During the classes I teach 11 different meditations and mindfulness activities, providing participants a full ...
Hosted by Michelle MacIntosh
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2S
I have been teaching meditation classes for 7 years. My meditation and mindfulness groups are four week groups that run for 1.5 hours a week. During the classes I teach 11 different meditations and mindfulness activities, providing participants a full ...
(289) 768-5741 View (289) 768-5741
Facing the Shadow is a 6-week, task-centered program to help participants examine their own sexual history and behaviours and learn skills to identify high-risk situations and counter them with healthy coping.
Hosted by Katherine Castello
Registered Social Worker, MCC, IFS, EMDR, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2N
Facing the Shadow is a 6-week, task-centered program to help participants examine their own sexual history and behaviours and learn skills to identify high-risk situations and counter them with healthy coping.
(289) 272-8224 View (289) 272-8224
Daring Greatly (tm) is a highly experiential workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Through hands-on activities, video and discussion we will identify new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. We ...
Hosted by Mindy Bilotta @ Ready To Rise Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2P
Daring Greatly (tm) is a highly experiential workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Through hands-on activities, video and discussion we will identify new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. We ...
(289) 806-2196 View (289) 806-2196
coming soon ~ based on the work of Kristin Neff PhD
Hosted by Become Wellness ~ Nicole Loughlin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
coming soon ~ based on the work of Kristin Neff PhD
(289) 206-6832 View (289) 206-6832
Offering on-line or in-person group for youth in the Niagara Region. Learn how to recognize and manage your emotions through playful, movement-based activities.
Hosted by Kimberley L Shilson
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2M
Offering on-line or in-person group for youth in the Niagara Region. Learn how to recognize and manage your emotions through playful, movement-based activities.
(647) 556-2443 View (647) 556-2443
Facing the Shadow is a 8-week, task-centered program to help participants examine their own sexual history and behaviours and learn skills to identify high-risk situations and counter them with healthy coping.
Hosted by The Niagara Centre for Healing and Recovery
Registered Social Worker, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT, IFS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Facing the Shadow is a 8-week, task-centered program to help participants examine their own sexual history and behaviours and learn skills to identify high-risk situations and counter them with healthy coping.
(289) 902-6676 View (289) 902-6676
Some relationships help bring out the best in you, while others may leave you feeling unsafe, hurt, angry or insecure. Focus on building more fufilling relationships and a balanced life with healthier aporoaches to conflict, communication & understanding.
Hosted by Ryan Wills
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Some relationships help bring out the best in you, while others may leave you feeling unsafe, hurt, angry or insecure. Focus on building more fufilling relationships and a balanced life with healthier aporoaches to conflict, communication & understanding.
(905) 685-5458 View (905) 685-5458
Anger Management is the process of learning to recognize signs of anger (when you're becoming angry) and taking action; to understand your options of expressing anger and to deal with the situation in a productive way. Our course will help ...
Hosted by The Family Enhancement Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Anger Management is the process of learning to recognize signs of anger (when you're becoming angry) and taking action; to understand your options of expressing anger and to deal with the situation in a productive way. Our course will help ...
(365) 800-6263 View (365) 800-6263
Not your average Parenting Class! I am excited to journey with you and other parents who feel overwhelmed and alone while navigating the ups and downs of being a parent. I will bring in the latest evidenced based information that ...
Hosted by Mindy Bilotta @ Ready To Rise Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2P
Not your average Parenting Class! I am excited to journey with you and other parents who feel overwhelmed and alone while navigating the ups and downs of being a parent. I will bring in the latest evidenced based information that ...
(289) 806-2196 View (289) 806-2196
This course offers valuable information and practical skills necessary to create a two household family. Eight steps to a healthier post-divorce relationship will help you create a partnership in parenting. You will discover practical suggestions and effective activities to reinforce ...
Hosted by The Family Enhancement Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
This course offers valuable information and practical skills necessary to create a two household family. Eight steps to a healthier post-divorce relationship will help you create a partnership in parenting. You will discover practical suggestions and effective activities to reinforce ...
(365) 800-6263 View (365) 800-6263
Facing Heartbreak is a 8-week program which empowers participants to stabilize and find hope in the aftermath of sexual betrayal.
Hosted by The Niagara Centre for Healing and Recovery
Registered Social Worker, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT, IFS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Facing Heartbreak is a 8-week program which empowers participants to stabilize and find hope in the aftermath of sexual betrayal.
(289) 902-6676 View (289) 902-6676
Develop the ability to understand, use and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, overcome challengesm empathize with others and implement healthy boundaries.
Hosted by Ryan Wills
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Develop the ability to understand, use and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, overcome challengesm empathize with others and implement healthy boundaries.
(905) 685-5458 View (905) 685-5458
Facing Heartbreak is a 6-week, task-centered program to help participants deal with the aftermath of discovering their partners sexual addiction.
Hosted by Katherine Castello
Registered Social Worker, MCC, IFS, EMDR, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2N
Facing Heartbreak is a 6-week, task-centered program to help participants deal with the aftermath of discovering their partners sexual addiction.
(289) 272-8224 View (289) 272-8224
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at CBT Niagara aims to create lasting change using brief treatment courses in conjunction with psychotherapy. Research indicates that the combination of therapy and ketamine leads to more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms than therapy alone ...
Hosted by CBT Niagara (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centre)
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at CBT Niagara aims to create lasting change using brief treatment courses in conjunction with psychotherapy. Research indicates that the combination of therapy and ketamine leads to more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms than therapy alone ...
(289) 276-1295 View (289) 276-1295
Contact Emily if you are interested in having her speak to your organization about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Hosted by Emily Pollak
Registered Social Worker, BSSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2S
Contact Emily if you are interested in having her speak to your organization about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
(647) 361-6402 View (647) 361-6402
Learn about how Internal Family Systems can support and deepen how you recover from trauma. This six-week group will offer an introduction to IFS and coinciding principles that assist in self-regulation.
Hosted by The Niagara Centre for Healing and Recovery
Registered Social Worker, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT, IFS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Learn about how Internal Family Systems can support and deepen how you recover from trauma. This six-week group will offer an introduction to IFS and coinciding principles that assist in self-regulation.
(289) 902-6676 View (289) 902-6676
Reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. Explore the reasons we lean into anger and make it work for us. Learn strategies to feel as though you are managing your ange versus it managing you.
Hosted by Ryan Wills
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. Explore the reasons we lean into anger and make it work for us. Learn strategies to feel as though you are managing your ange versus it managing you.
(905) 685-5458 View (905) 685-5458

More Groups Nearby

This 7 Session coping skills group will explore the change process of addictive behaviours, the connection between stress, mood, anger and the urge sequence on substance use
Hosted by Ian Robertson Social Work Professional Corp.
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Thorold, ON L2V
This 7 Session coping skills group will explore the change process of addictive behaviours, the connection between stress, mood, anger and the urge sequence on substance use
(289) 277-0102 View (289) 277-0102
Are you someone who suffers from low self-esteem? It is a common problem in our society today, so know that you are not alone! Low self-esteem is often characterized as a lack of confidence and involves being critical about oneself. ...
Hosted by Martina Nazartchyk
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Niagara Falls, ON L2E
Are you someone who suffers from low self-esteem? It is a common problem in our society today, so know that you are not alone! Low self-esteem is often characterized as a lack of confidence and involves being critical about oneself. ...
(365) 650-9176 View (365) 650-9176

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Saint Catharines?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postal code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average about $90 to $100. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.